By: Ryan Reyna
Worship is grammatically defined as the feeling or expression of reverence, honor, and adoration for a deity. Unfortunately, it is also defined religiously as a location, the act of singing, or playing of music.
What is worship? Why do we worship? Who or, at times, what are we actively and maybe passively worshipping?
The first thing that comes to my mind, when thinking about worship, is this scripture: “… inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me (Matthew 25:40).”
Worship is much more than just voices, instruments, clapping, and music. Jesus was never recorded playing an instrument. Instead, He was SERVING and LOVING people. Paul makes it clear, in 1 Corinthians, that if we “have not love, we are but a loud gong or clanging cymbal.”
How can we WORSHIP without LOVE? We can’t! In order to know what worship looks and sounds like to the Lord, we must know what love looks and sounds like.
How about you? What is worship?